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Turkish prosecutors demand two life sentences for Gulen

Turkish prosecutors have demanded two life sentences and an additional 1,900 years in prison for US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for masterminding last month’s failed coup, state media reported on Tuesday. In a 2,527-page indictment approved by prosecutors in the Usak region of western Turkey, Gulen is charged with “attempting to destroy the constitutional order by force” and “forming and running an armed terrorist group” among other accusations, the Anadolu news agency reported. The so-called Fethullah Terror Organisation (FETO) — the name Ankara gives for the group led by Gulen — had infiltrated state archives through its members in the state institutions and intelligence units, according to the indictment.

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